Hi Guys: I spoke to some collegues at the VA, and I just found out that there are system wide hiring freezes. The VA will not even replace anyone who retires despite an increase in Veterans who are coming back from the war. This may be regional, not sure if its national yet. Instead of cutting funding for VA service providers, congress should be cutting funding to all those unjustified wars we are in. There goes another job opportunity. Also, my HR department informed me that our VA no longer provides the Education Debt Reduction Program. Awesome!